The Collegian
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

In the Know: UR launches healthy minds survey; CCE hosts Civil Rights Discussion

In The Know is a weekly brief that highlights events and happenings around University of Richmond.

Richmond launches the Healthy Minds Survey

University of Richmond is conducting a campus-wide survey about student health and well-being, called the Healthy Minds Study, aimed at helping the university better understand student mental health and related issues and sources of support. Every full-time, degree-seeking student at Richmond was sent an email Sunday asking for his or her participation. About 300 students have responded so far, and the university is hoping for at least 1200 responses.

CCE Brown Bag Civil Rights Discussion

This weeks Brown Bag discussion is on “Personal Reflections on Civil Rights in Richmond.” The discussion will be held with Ed Peeples, a Richmond resident since 1937 and Oliver Hill Jr., a Richmond resident since 1949. The discussion will be led by John Moeser, CCE Senior Fellow.

The discussion is in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will be hled on Friday, Jan. 22 from 12:30-1:25 p.m. in the Tyler Haynes Commons room 305. Free pizza will be provided for those who attend.

Free Professional and continuing Study courses

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers non-credit courses, which are free of charge to current undergraduate students. These non-credit and non-graded courses allow students to explore topics of interest. There are a variety of classes including Interior Design Trends, Photography, Floribbean cooking and more. For more information click here.

UR My Valentine

Students have until February 10 to reserve a UR My Valentine chocolate basket for a loved one. The box includes a box of cupcakes and chocolate delights. These are great for a significant other, a friend… or yourself!

New courses for Spanish and Portuguese speakers

The Department of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies is surveying students who speak Spanish or Portuguese to find out what topics interest them. The department hopes to expand its course offerings, including new courses that will be relevant to UR's growing populations of Latinos, home/heritage speakers, and international students. Click on the link to access the survey. Participants will be entered into a raffle of three $50 gift certificates.

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WGSS “Becoming Terri Schivao”

The lecture, “Becoming Terri Schiavo: Biopoloitcs, Photography and the Sanctity of Life,” will be held Wednesday, January 27 at 4:30 p.m. in the International Center commons. The lecture will be given by Dr. Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology and Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt University. The event is sponsored by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Stephanie Bennett-Smith Chair in WGSS.

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